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Showing off the “Wonderful World of LCU” is easy when the campus looks as festive and bright as it did Tuesday evening. Bringing in students, families, and children from all around Lubbock, LCU once again used the magic of Big Blue Christmas to help serve the community.
Mikeilah Foust, a sophomore who worked at the crafts stations during Big Blue Christmas, said afterwards, “Big Blue is one of my favorite traditions here at LCU. Kids from all over Lubbock visit campus… for clean family fun. I absolutely love being part of a community that welcomes and loves on the younger generation. I look forward to many years of Big Blue to come.”
This fun night was themed around classic magical characters, including Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto. There was food, hot chocolate, tons of crafts, pictures with Santa, live music from some of LCU’s own performance groups, and as always, the annual Lighting of the Chap.
Big Blue Christmas takes months of planning and dedicated staff and student workers spend many hours painting all the signs, preparing the crafts all semester, then decorating the campus in a few days for this one of a kind evening. Students, faculty, and staff volunteer to work at the different stations and help make the experience run smoothly.
Lyndsey Slaughter, a junior who also volunteered during the event, included that, “Big Blue is seriously one of my favorite campus events. It is the perfect mental break during finals season.”
Big Blue Christmas is fun for the whole family and has a different theme every year. If you haven’t come out to this wonderous event before, check back next year and join in LCU’s tradition.